UK: MacRoberts Commercial Team Shortlisted For Prestigious Award At The 2016 British Legal Awards
Last Updated: 10 October 2016

Leading Scottish law firm MacRoberts is delighted to be shortlisted for Commercial Team of the Year at the 2016 British Legal Awards alongside UK heavyweights Eversheds, Herbert Smith Freehills, Olswang, Simmons & Simmons and Ward Hadaway.

The full awards shortlist sees a range of leading UK law firms competing across a range of categories. MacRoberts is one of only two Scottish firms to be recognised at the awards, which are being held in London on 24 November.

MacRoberts' nomination follows a strong year for their commercial team which has continued to attract new clients through competitive tendering. This included retaining their place on the highly regarded Scottish Government legal framework panel and being appointed to act for the Government on all contract and commercial matters. Other client wins or re-appointments included Breedon Group plc, City of Edinburgh Council, Fife College, C S Wind, Perth & Kinross Council and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service.

The nomination also follows a strong financial year for the firm with increased turnover, profits and headcount. Draft accounts in the year-end to April 2016, show turnover up by 10% to ฃ19.78m, profits climbing 12% to ฃ6.9m and the firm's headcount increasing by 12% across its three offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Its financial results saw the firm come top of Business Insider's 300SME list last month – a survey which celebrates the country's best performing small to medium-sized businesses.

In other areas of growth for the firm, MacRoberts established Scotland's first ever Corporate Defence team headed up by 'Lawyer of the Year' (Scottish Legal Awards 2016) John McGovern. The team specialises in the defence of high profile corporate criminal prosecutions raised in Scotland by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

David Flint, Senior Partner at MacRoberts said, "It is a fantastic achievement to make the shortlist and it is testament to the high quality work and client base that we have throughout the firm. This is very much a team effort and we are delighted to be recognised at a national level."

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